Face Mask Protocol and Expectations
Face Mask Expectations
In addition to district health and safety protocols that are in our Safety Plan, each campus staff, and building. Please reach out to your campus leaders if you have any questions or concerns. We appreciate your patience and cooperation, as we work together to keep Grand Prairie ISD healthy and safe.
Students & Staff Required
All staff and students (grades PK-12) must wear face masks while on GPISD property. This includes buses, all hallways, and in common areas. Students and staff will wear face masks when entering and/or exiting the gym, playground, or activity space and when not actively engaged in rigorous physical activity.
The CDC does not recommend the use of vented face masks, gaiters, or bandanas in lieu of appropriate ﬁtting face masks covering the mouth and nose.
In The Classroom
All staff and students (grades PK-12) will be required to wear face masks in the classroom.
Limited exceptions to these rules will only be made for eating, drinking, therapy, or a medical condition or disability that prevents a person from wearing a face mask.
All Visitors Required
All visitors (including parents, contractors, and vendors) are required to wear face masks.
Only for Medical Accommodations or Necessary Instructional Purposes
Updated guidance from the CDC states face shields are not an acceptable substitute for face masks.
Full-face clear shields as an accommodation may only be used in place of a mask to protect eyes, nose, and mouth whenever a face mask is not feasible due to a medical condition or whenever the education context may benefit from the ability to see an individual's face.